• World Harmony Run

    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

  • 1,000,000 Participants

    Across 6 Continents
    1,000,000 Participants

  • Dreaming of a more harmonious world

    100 countries
    Dreaming of Harmony

  • Schools And Kids

    Make a Wish for Peace
    Schools And Kids

  • Sri Chinmoy: World Harmony Run Founder

    World Harmony Run Founder
    Sri Chinmoy

  • Carl Lewis: World Harmony Run Spokesman

    World Harmony Run Spokesman
    Carl Lewis

  • New York, USA

    New York

  • London, Great Britain

    Great Britain

  • Shakhovskaya, Russia


  • Around Australia

    15,000 kms, 100 days
    Around Australia

  • Around Ireland

    14 Days, 1500km
    Around Ireland

  • Wanaka, New Zealand

    New Zealand

  • Arjang, Norway


  • Rekjavik, Iceland


  • Beijing, China


  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

  • Belgrade, Serbia


  • Lake Biwa, Japan

    Lake Biwa

  • Kapsait, Ethiopia


  • Pangkor Island, Malaysia

    Pangkor Island

  • Bali, Indonesia


  • The All Blacks, New Zealand

    The All Blacks
    New Zealand

E. Links, Countries and UN S-G Statement for Interfaith Harmony Week

A/65/L.44/Rev.1, 13 December 2010 . Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace. UN General Assembly,
  • Co-sponsors of  draft resolution: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Seychelles, Sudan, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam:
"The General Assembly,
  • Reaffirming the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,1 in particular the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion,

Recalling its resolutions

  • 36/55 of 25 November 1981, in which it proclaimed the Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, ...
  • 58/128 of 19 December 2003, on the promotion of religious and cultural understanding, harmony and cooperation,
  • 59/23 of 11 November 2004, on the promotion of interreligious dialogue.... 
  • 63/22 of 13 November 2008, on the promotion of
    interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace
  • 63/181 of 18 December 2008, on the elimination of all forms of intolerance and of discrimination based on religion or belief,
  • 64/81 of 7 December 2009, on the promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace, and
  • 65/5 of 20 October 2010, on World Interfaith Harmony Week,...
  • "Noting that interreligious and intercultural dialogue has made significant contributions to mutual understanding, the promotion of a culture of peace and tolerance and an improvement of overall relations among people from different cultural and religious backgrounds and among nations,"
  • "Encouraging activities aimed at promoting interreligious and intercultural dialogue in order to enhance social stability, respect for diversity, and mutual respect in diverse communities, and create, at the global level, and also at the regional, national and local levels, an environment conducive to peace and mutual understanding,
  • "Recognizing the commitment of all religions to peace,

1. Affirms that mutual understanding and interreligious and intercultural dialogue constitute important dimensions of the dialogue among civilizations and of the culture of peace;

5. Welcomes the efforts made by the media to promote interreligious and intercultural dialogue, encourages the further promotion of dialogue among the media from all cultures and civilizations.


SG/SM/13382, 31 January 2011 - OBV/958 - DPI New York. "Respect for Diversity, Peaceful Dialogue Essential ' -Secretary-General


"....World Interfaith Harmony Week is an opportunity to focus global attention on the efforts of religious leaders, interfaith movements and individuals around the world to promote mutual respect and understanding between followers of different faiths and beliefs. These partners play an indispensable role in supporting United Nations efforts for peace.

In proclaiming this observance, the United Nations General Assembly encourages all States to use the first week of February to spread "the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world's churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship... based on love of God and love of one's neighbour or on love of the good and love of one's neighbour, each according to their own religious traditions or convictions".

Respect for diversity and peaceful dialogue are essential if the human family is to cooperate globally to face shared threats and seize common opportunities. ....efforts ... to build trust among communities and individuals lie at the heart of so many United Nations initiatives, ...

The Week will be marked by a broad spectrum of activities around the world,,,will include interfaith breakfasts, film screenings and talks featuring the active participation of civil society, United Nations entities and other intergovernmental organizations.

I look forward to continuing to work with people of all faiths to rise above the tensions and misconceptions that so often divide us, and find the path of harmony and dignity for all.


United Nations Main Page on Interfaith Harmony Week and Links to related Infomation  http://www.un.org/en/events/interfaithharmonyweek/index.shtml


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